The conventional wisdom is that little films about people’s everyday problems can’t get made anymore, especially if the main character is female. A Little Help
proves that conventional wisdom isn’t always right.
Jenna Fischer stars as Laura, a thirtysomething dental hygienist unhappily married to the handsome and successful corporate real-estate businessman Bob (Chris O’Donnell). She thinks Bob is cheating on her, and when she confronts him about it, he tells her she drinks too much, does a poor job raising their son, and has let herself go. Laura’s type-A sister, Kathy (Brooke Smith), intensifies Laura’s penchant for self-loathing by always telling ...